Minimally invasive methods for sampling microbiome from hair follicles
Minimally invasive methods for sampling microbiome from hair follicles
September 15 2017
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September 15 2017 13:34 UTC
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The importance of disease-associated microorganism in skin health has long been reported and there is a growing interest in performing metagenomics studies to further the knowledge in this field. Reliable and reproducible non-invasive methods have been developed to collect surface skin microbiome. However, analyses of non-superficial layers microbiome (i.e. hair follicle, sebaceous gland) has been slowed down by the absence of a reliable and reproducible noninvasive (or, at least, minimally invasive) sampling method to collect samples of biological material. Hence, the Seeker is looking for a novel method to collect such samples and avoid using invasive and painful punch biopsies.
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